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MGM Presents Macau’s First LFC Soccer Clinic for Local Youth

Jul 22, 2017

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity for Young Soccer Enthusiasts to Meet and Learn from Coaches and Soccer Legends of Liverpool Football Club

[July 22, 2017, Macau] MGM is proud to have invited the Liverpool Football Club (LFC), one of the world’s greatest soccer club teams, to conduct the first ever LFC Soccer Clinic in Macau.  More than 60 young local soccer enthusiasts had the rare opportunity to have an up-close encounter with the legends and coaches of LFC at Taipa Olympic Sports Centre – Stadium today.

Two coaching sessions led by highly experienced LFC Academy coaches welcomed 64 local young soccer players between 6 and 14 years old. The participants included members of The Football Youth Academy, youth recruited by the Young Men’s Christian Association of Macau (YMCA) and children of MGM’s staff. The group was then greeted by two prominent LFC Legends, Mr. Robbie Fowler and Mr. Sami Hyypia, who shared their inspirational stories and tips with the young soccer players, as a way to motivate and encourage youth to pursue their favorite sport. Mr. Pun Weng Kun, President of the Sports Bureau of Macao SAR also attended to observe the Soccer Clinic.

Ms. Sarah Rogers, MGM’s Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Responsibility said of the event, “One of MGM’s major areas of focus within the community is to support Macau’s youth and today’s event is a great way for them to pursue their love for sports, a healthy lifestyle, and the understanding of the importance of teamwork.  We are delighted to provide these young soccer fans with valuable experiences and hope that the LFC Legends will create great inspiration for them.”

Mr. Sami Hyypia, LFC Legend said: "It's great to see MGM's philanthropic and community presence in Macau. As the world's greatest football family it's a great pleasure to be here to deliver some great memories for the youth of Macau.”

“I am a die-hard fan of LFC” said by Sou Hin Nang, a student from The Football Youth. “It is a dream-come-true to me and if you want to be the best, you must learn from the best.  Even though it is a short encounter today, I have learned a lot from the coaches and the Legends which makes me want to keep practicing my soccer skills until I succeed.”

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About MGM

MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau.  MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau. 

MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style.  MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling.  MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

Expected to open in Q4 of 2017, MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it plans to offer approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first private sector project ever to achieve the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label Certification.

MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:    

Irene Wong                                      

Vice President of Public & Community Relations

MGM                                                                                                              

Tel: (853) 8802 2822                                              

Email: irenewong@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam                                                                            

Public Relations Manager                        

MGM                                                           

Tel: (853) 8802 3801                                 

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo                

 

Juliana Kung                                   

Public Relations Manager                         

MGM                                                      

Tel: (853) 8802 3803

Email: julianakung@mgm.mo